50,000 students protest axing of Cash in the Attic

12 Nov

London Student Protests 2010

A MASS student demonstration against the BBC’s decision to axe daytime programme Cash in the Attic was marred by a “hardcore group” who hijacked the event to protest against the rise in university tuition fees.

Around 50,000 students from across the country converged on central London on Tuesday to protest against the BBC’s decision to cancel student daytime TV favourite Cash in the Attic.

The BAFTA winning programme – in which homeowners dance on their relatives graves by flogging their treasured family heirlooms so they can afford to get Sky Plus HD – will be axed as a result of the coalition government’s cuts to BBC funding.

The demonstrators gathered  at Trafalgar Square in the early afternoon, some students even waking up before noon to attend,  and marched down Whitehall to Parliament Square. Later, a large group besieged Milbank Tower, which houses the headquarters of the Conservative party, whom students ultimately blame for the demise of their beloved Cash in the Attic.

One of the protesters, gender studies student Sally Bowles  who wears a keffiyeh in solidarity with the people of Gaza even though the people of Gaza, given the chance, would try to execute her for being a lesbian infidel with an immoral asymmetric haircut, told Seleb Spy: “It shows how angry people are.

“Why is Cash in the Attic being cancelled? How are middle-aged people supposed to be able to afford a holiday in Benidorm if they can’t have Lorne Spicer raid their house and auction off their dead mother’s wedding ring? People have felt the need to take matters into their own hands.”

Another protester, physics student Lucas Mason said: “What are students supposed to do at 1pm instead of watching Cash in the Attic?”

“Attend lectures?

“Don’t be fucking stupid.”

However, the protest was hijacked by a relatively small number of people demonstrating against the government’s plans to treble university tuition fees.

President of the National Union of Students Aaron Porter said: “Over 50,000 students came out today to voice their opposition to the BBC’s decision to cancel Cash in the Attic and the coalition government’s cuts that ultimately precipitated it.

“We are appalled that a small minority hijacked the demonstration and protested against something as irrelevant as tuition fee rises that won’t even come into effect until after they’ve left university anyway.

“Now if you excuse me, I need to dash off.

Homes under the Hammer is about to start.”

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